2,635. 9/15/2001

Shortly after 9/11, Chairman of the Defense Board Advisory Committee Richard Perle commented that Iraq bore the responsibility for the attack. Then-CIA Director George Tenet noted: “I was stunned but said nothing. On September 11 [2001], I had scanned passenger manifests from the four hijacked airplanes that showed beyond a doubt that al-Qa’ida was behind the attacks. Over the months and years to follow, we would carefully examine the potential of a collaborative role for state sponsors. The intelligence then and now, however, showed no evidence of Iraqi complicity.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Page x

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